Pinecrest campground is in high-demand, and for good reason. Located on scenic Pinecrest Lake, this is known as the Beverley Hills of the Sierras. Okay, we just made that up, but there are serious accommodations here by outdoorsman standards, including a small store, marina, sandy beach, amphitheater, and bike rentals. Did we mention the sinks and flush toilets? How luxurious! Make sure you book far in advance, cuz these sites fill up fast.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
196 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Stanislaus is busting with lakes and ponds, which means it’s fishing galore. Catch some pretty rainbow trout, like this guy. ...Read more


Hiking through Stanislaus is a unique geological experience, whether you’re big into geology or not. You can see granite glacia...Read more

Horseback riding

400 miles of horseback riding trails and plenty of horse-friendly base camps make Stanislaus the ideal adventure for you and yo...Read more


If you have a paddle boat of any kind, you’ll want to bring it out while you’re here. Kayak or canoe through the Utica and Uni...Read more

Wind sports

That’s right water babies, you can even windsurf here. Cherry Lake is the place to be for windsurfing, so if that’s your thi...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

If you’ve been itching for some mind-blowing scenery to try out your new four-wheeler, this would be the place to do it. You ca...Read more


With all the epic rock formations here, you know there are gonna be some sweet climbing options. Calaveras Ranger District ha...Read more

Snow sports

In the winter months, Stanislaus becomes a snowy wonderland (well, really, at high elevations, there’s snow for most of the yea...Read more


Waterfalls, epic swimming holes, and beautiful pristine lakes are scattered throughout Stanislaus. The first thing we would rec...Read more

Whitewater paddling

If a relaxing dip or leisurely paddle isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, there are some rapids for you to conquer too. You ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Of course such a beautiful landscape is bound to be the home of equally awesome creatures. Bell Creek is a great place to chi...Read more


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Hipcamper Nora
Nora V.
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September 19th, 2018

Great campsite for the weekend. Very kid friendly and an awesome place to swim in the summer

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Katie C.
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June 28th, 2017

It is very crowded with kids and teenagers.

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Nathan H.
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February 3rd, 2017

Fun little lake for fishing and laying out on the beach!

Hipcamper Joleen
Joleen W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 26th, 2015

A great place to camp if you like amenities! This is a popular summer vacation spot and fills up fast. Some campsites are a short walk across the street and you're at the sandy shore of Pinecrest Lake. There's a well stocked store, snack shack, boat rentals, art gallery, flush toilets and there's even nightly movies at the amphitheater! The walk around the lake is easy, and a great way to escape the crowd and grab a private spot. You can also hike to Cleo's bath from the lake trail, check out the view, and watch the water rush over the cliff!

Still beautiful in the winter!The dock in winter
Hipcamper Jaymie
Jaymie S.
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August 19th, 2015

Seriously. This place is packed for a reason. I grew up coming here and the only thing that has changed is the water level and amount of people. The beaches might get packed but just a short hike around the lake will have you secluded in no time. They have movies in an outdoor theater for the whole family, pretty clean bathrooms, and a variety of loops to choose from. We usually stay furthest away from the lake—it's a little quieter back there. But really, any site you get is going to be worth the trip.

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Stanislaus National Forest
United States
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38.191° N, 119.994° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 196 Sites
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